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10/18/2018

Wyndham could add up to six Las Vegas properties to its portfolio by 2021. "We feel we are very underrepresented in the Vegas marketplace overall, and that is why we think there is room for expansion," said Chief Development Officer Chip Ohlsson.

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10/17/2018

Whether the wellness trend is a worthwhile investment for hotel companies was debated by hospitality executives at the recent Global Wellness Summit in Cesena, Italy. A key problem that emerged is the executives see a lack of real metrics to quantify the monetary value of wellness.

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10/17/2018

Architectural styles ranging from Italian Renaissance to Art Deco and ghosts of celebrity guests such as Marilyn Monroe and Al Capone distinguish 16 history-rich downtown Chicago hotels. A review of the storied properties points out that some started their lives as office buildings or mansions.

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10/17/2018

An underserved consumer segment will fuel the growth of avid hotels, said Jennifer Gribble, VP, Americas, Holiday Inn Express and avid hotels. InterContinental Hotel & Resorts recently launched its new midscale brand near Oklahoma City in Quail Springs, Okla.

10/17/2018

Loyalty apps for hotel customers have matured from being a reservations tool to a wide-ranging tool for processes such as remote check-in and room keying. Hilton's Connected Room platform allows guests to control their space climate, lighting and appliances through the company's app.

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10/17/2018

The spa at Kurhotel Skodsborg in Denmark "is a miracle of modern indulgence, with treatments for all," Mariella Frostrup writes. Hot and cold treatments and a detox diet are available.

10/17/2018

The new spa at the Sanctuary Beach Resort in California features a trio of treatment rooms. The spa's Detox + Hydrate Body Care Treatment includes exfoliation, body mask and a face and body massage.

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10/17/2018

The spa at the Osprey Hotel in Naas, Ireland, has opened a 10,000-square-foot spa. Amenities include a dry floatation bed, six treatment rooms and a couples room with a swing.

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10/17/2018

Animal prints are a go-to nail trend for fall. "Upgrade your go-to solid pale pink manicure by adding animal-print art across the tip of your nail with a darker magenta polish," Megan Decker writes.

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10/17/2018

Toasted chestnut, golden blond and "cold brew" are among the hair colors trending this fall. "The current fall hair trend we're seeing is a lot warmer ... vibrant reds, soft golds, and most notably, a lot of soft, chestnut browns," says Elisabeth Lovell, co-founder of the Whiteroom Salon.

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